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World-renowned vocalist to present Sabbath concert

Wintley Phipps
Wintley Phipps
World-renowned vocal artist Wintley Phipps will be presented in concert on Sabbath afternoon, April 8, at 4:00 p.m. at Loma Linda University Drayson Center.

Pastor Phipps is founder, president, and chief executive officer of U. S. Dream Academy, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an online, values-based, interactive tutorial and remedial education program targeted to at-risk children and youth utilizing community family learning centers.

He has been the featured speaker and performer at many notable occasions around the world. Pastor Phipps has sung for presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush at several of their prayer breakfasts.

He performed for both the 1984 and 1988 national Democratic conventions, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Nelson Mandela, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. television special, the Billy Graham crusades, the Vatican, the Rosa Parks birthday celebration, and Diana Ross’s wedding ceremony.

Pastor Phipps has also presented lectures in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. He is the author of The Power of a Dream (1996) and founder of Songs of Freedom Publishing Company and Coral Records Recording Company.

Admission to the 4:00 p.m. concert on April 8 is free and open to the public.

By Richard Weismeyer

TODAY news for Thursday, April 6, 2006